Davante Adams and his wife Devanne Adams, holding their baby girl, Dejiah.
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Davante Adams Met His Wife Devanne in College & Started a Family

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams has been torching opposing secondaries for a living and doing so with ease while playing alongside quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr.

Adams has played seven seasons in the NFL but didn't truly post a breakout year until 2017. Adams may have accomplished more off the field that on it. Yes, he mad his first Pro Bowl that year. He also got engaged.

Davante Adams' Wife Devanne Villarreal

Davante Adams and his wife Devanne Adams.

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Davante Lavell Adams has been married to his former longtime girlfriend Devanne Villarreal since 2018, when they tied the knot in a ceremony at Pebble Beach in California. He proposed to Villareal in 2017 while on vacation in the Bahamas.

Davante and Devanne (which, by the way, is an awesome couple of first names) met in college while Adams was a college football wide receiver for the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Adams family had its first child in 2019, welcoming baby girl Deija Leigh Adams to the world. Naturally, the college sweethearts posted an adorable photoshoot to social media to show off the newest member of their family. Devanne (@_devadams) posted a photo with the caption, "Love of my life, Daija Leigh Adams."

In April of 2022, the NFL player and his wife welcomed their second child, Dezi Lynn Adams, bringing their roster to four.

While Adams was pursuing his career as an American football player, Villarreal opted to finish her degree at Fresno State. After graduating, she reportedly worked as an esthetician. The family currently resides in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Early Life & NFL Career

 Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders looks on during the first half of the 2022 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Davante Adams was born in Redwood City, California, to parents Douglas Adams and Pamela Brown. Adams starred for the football team at Palo Alto High School, helping lead the team to a CIF State Championship victory.

After high school, Adams attended California State University, Fresno, where he earned All-American honors as a freshman and was named the MWC Freshman of the Year. He played four years for Fresno State before declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers selected him in the second round as the 53rd overall pick, and his then-girlfriend Devanne was right by his side.

Adams made his first Pro Bowl in 2017 and hasn't missed one since. He was a First-Team All-Pro wide receiver in 2020 for the first time in his career, proving himself as one of the National Football League's best wide receivers.

Throughout his career in Green Bay, Adams has caught 62 receiving touchdowns and racked up more than 6,500 receiving yards. The four-time Pro Bowler earned a four-year contract extension with the Packers in 2018 worth $58 million, including an $18 million signing bonus.

However, after eight seasons in Wisconsin, the Packers decided to part ways with their star receiver, sending him to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for Vegas' first and second-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. After the trade, the Raiders signed Adams to a five-year, $141.25M deal, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL at the time of the signing.

Davante Adams is one of the best receivers in the game, and his biggest fans in the world are his two girls at home.

This article was originally published on June 25, 2021, and has been updated since. 

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